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Old 10-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I have been giving it some thought, and I'm thinking about buying an XD. I have heard amazing reviews about it, and everyone is saying its reliable, and I believe these reviews. But I've been shooting a 1911 my whole life, would it be hard to make the transition to an XD? My main purpose for it would be hunting, I do a lot of hunting in south Texas. Please post your opinion, thanks!

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Hunting?
Boar hunting or a sidearm to your rifle/shotgun?


The short answer is yes the XD is an amazing pistol and will do everything your 1911 does though it may be a plastic gun

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Yep, boar and sow. Sometimes snake hunting. I mainly hunt with a rifle, and just use a pistol to back it up if 1 shot wont keep em down. but I like to make it interesting sometimes and chase pigs in the woods with a pistol.

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I have been VERY happy with my XD45. I do wish there was an XD in 10mm.

The grip angle and grip safety are supposed to be modeled after the ones from the 1911.

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Yep, boar and sow. Sometimes snake hunting. I mainly hunt with a rifle, and just use a pistol to back it up if 1 shot wont keep em down. but I like to make it interesting sometimes and chase pigs in the woods with a pistol.
The XD45 is the on of the best polymers out there.
Buy one, you wont be dissapointed.
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Stupid question, but do y'all know if the 40 s&w is any good? I found a good deal on a new one for $500, or I'll go for the .45 for I think $600

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Check Palmetto State Armory. They usually have some good deals on guns. Below is info on the 40SW & the 9mm for $399

Here is the 40SW http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/springfield-armory-xd-40-x-treme-duty.html

SPRINGFIELD INC Model XD 40S&W Essential Packages

Springfield Armory 12 + 1 Round 40S&W w/4 Barrel/Black Finish

The 4 inch XD combines safety with quality and ease of use. With the Ultra Safety Assurance (U.S.A.) action trigger system, this polymer framed pistol is as comfortable as it is safe. The V-10 XD pistol is the ultimate in ported polymer pistols. The essential package comes with two magazines and does not come with the XD Gear System which includes the XD gear belt holster, double magazine pouch, and magazine loader.

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Mfg Item Num: XD9102HC
Category: FIREARMS - HANDGUNS
Type :Pistol
Action: Double Action Only
Caliber :40 S&W
Barrel Length :4
Capacity :12 + 1
Safety :Grip safety
Grips :Checkered Polymer
Sights ovetail Front and Rear
Weight :27 oz
Finish :Black


Here is the 9mm http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/springfield-armory-xd-9-x-treme-duty.html

SPRINGFIELD INC Model XD 9mm Essential Package

Springfield Armory 16 + 1 Round 9MM w/Black Finish/4 Barrel

The XD 9mm combines safety with quality and ease of use. With the Ultra Safety Assurance (U.S.A.) action trigger system, this polymer framed pistol is as comfortable as it is safe. The essential package comes with two magazines, cable lock, bore brush, and case. It does not come with the XD Gear System which includes the XD gear belt holster, double magazine pouch, and magazine loader.

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Mfg Item Num: XD9101HC
Category: FIREARMS - HANDGUNS
Type :Pistol
Action : Double Action Only
Caliber :9 MM
Barrel Length :4
Capacity :16 + 1
Safety :Grip safety
Grips :Polymer
Sights :Fixed Dovetail Three Dot
Weight :28 oz
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I have the XD45 and have also shot the SW40 and the 9mm. They are all outstanding guns IMHO. I have at least 5000 rounds through my XD45 and it still runs great. The SW40 is obviously a bigger round but the 9mm is a hell of a lot cheaper to shoot. YMMV

All calibers listed are fine - Shot placement is key. Practice, practice, practice.

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My EDC is a XD 40 SC with 6K plus rounds through it without a failure of any type. I love it. I also have a S&W M&P 9mm and .40 that are just as reliable.

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I have been VERY happy with my XD45. I do wish there was an XD in 10mm.

The grip angle and grip safety are supposed to be modeled after the ones from the 1911.
I would sell both my xd40 & xd45 in a heart beat if they came out with a 10mm. But until then you will have to pry either one of them out of my cold dead hands when the time comes.
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